Adjunct Professor

Grazyna Kalabis


40 St. Clair West, 7th Floor, Toronto, Ontario Canada M1C 5C2
Research Interests
Developmental Toxicology, Regulatory Toxicology
Not accepting graduate students

Research Interests

  • Regulatory Toxicology – development of human health-based air standards and ambient air quality criteria important in regulating industrial emissions into the air.
  • Toxicities and pathologies associated with occupational and environmental exposures to chemical substances.
  • Developmental Toxicology – perinatal exposures to environmental chemicals as determinants of chronic adult-onset pathologies and diseases (i.e. neurological).

Previous Research Interests:

  • Expression and regulation of placental transporters relevant to fetal protection against endogenous and exogenous substances.
  • Molecular mechanisms underlying the Developmental Origins of Adult Diseases hypothesis.

Other Affiliations

  • Currently employed by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment as a Senior Regulatory Toxicologist, Human Toxicology and Air Standards Section, Standards Development Branch
  • Faculty of Pharmacy / Department of Pharmacology, University of Toronto (lecturer)
  • Society of Toxicology of Canada

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • Course director and lecturer – Industrial Toxicology CHL5912F
  • Lecturer – Introductory Toxicology PHM325/PCL362

Honours & Awards

  • Life Sciences Stipend
  • Norman Stuart Roberson Fellowship
  • University of Toronto Open Fellowship
  • Travel Award, Society of Toxicology of Canada
  • Summer Scholar Award, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Current Research Projects

  • characterization of occupational exposures to heavy metals in subway system